Getting to Olvera
Most Americans will, undoubtedly, travel to Olvera with connecting flights from Madrid, Malaga, or Barcelona. (From the UK, there's a choice of local airports into which one can conveniently fly.)
In terms of airports closest to Olvera, Jerez is about a 75-minute drive; Malaga and Seville airports are each within an hour and a half drive of Olvera, and Granada's airport is just over a 90-minute drive. Jerez and Granada are the quietest airports to fly into, where you are less likely to get held up waiting for baggage.
From the Jerez Airport
1. Jerez Airport is located in the city limits of Jerez de la Frontera, in the province of Cadiz, 8 kilometres to the northeast of Jerez.
2. On Exiting the airport, join the Autovia del Sur, the N-IV heading towards Jerez.
3. Exit at the first junction, on to the N-349.
4. At the roundabout, take the second exit, and join the A-382.
5. Stay on this road, past Jedula, Arcos de la Frontera, Bornos, Villamartin and Algodonales. The road will go through a short tunnel and you will see Olvera in the distance. The road will lead you right to the town.
6. Take the first exit off the A-382 signposted Olvera (CA-0447). Follow the road all the way up to the town.
From the Malaga Airport
Malaga Airport is the most southerly airport in Europe, and lies eight kilometres from the city centre.
1. On leaving the airport, follow directions to Cadiz. This will take you onto the N-340. Take the first exit signposted Churriana, and the first exit off the roundabout. This will lead to another roundabout. Take the first exit onto the MA-9002.
2. At the next two roundabouts, go straight over. Go straight over the next roundabout. The road leads under the A-357 and there is another roundabout and you need to join the A-357 sign posted Campillos.
3. Follow the road all the way to Campillos. Take the first exit on the left, signposted Campillos.
4. The road leads into the town. At the roundabout, take the third exit (9 o'clock). Keep straight ahead, and go straight across the next roundabout. Follow the road out of town, and turn left at the junction with the A-382, signposted Algodonales.
5. The road leads all the way to Olvera. Take the first exit signposted Olvera, and follow the road into town.
From the Granada Airport
Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport is located 17 kilometres from Granada and 106 kilometres from Jaén.
1. From the airport, take a left onto the A-92 signposted Sevilla. Keep on this road all to way to Antequera.
2. Pass Antequera, and you will reach a junction with a signpost for the A-382(Algodonales, Campillos, Cadiz). This is the road that leads to Olvera.
3. Follow the road through Campillos and keep on going until you reach Olvera.
4. Take the first exit signposted Olvera, and follow the road into town.
From the Seville (Sevilla) Airport
The Sevilla airport is situated ten kilometres northeast of the capital.
1. From the airport, join the E-5/A-4 heading east, until you reach Carmona. Do not take the first three exits.
2. Take the fourth exit, and keep on the road until you see the junction for the A-380 Marchena. Take this exit and keep on the road.
3. Go through Marchena and take a right at the junction with the A-364 (Jerez, Moron de la Frontera). Go straight on under the A-92 and onto the A-361. This road leads to Moron de la Frontera. Continue on this road through Moron and onto the C-339.
4. This road leads all the way to Olvera.
Other Connections and Transportation Links
Driving and Car Rentals The road network in Spain is excellent, and driving can be an ideal way to see what the different regions of Spain have to offer. And, while driving in Spain isn't difficult, you should ensure that you have ample auto insurance from your home-based company, and optional "breakdown cover." An International Driving License (if required). Note that Spanish car rental companies offer a variety of optional coverages that can (or won't) include window glass and mirrors, scratches, tires, etc. Among the major car rental firms operating at nearby airports and other locations convenient to Olvera are major worldwide brands, as well as European-based and local companies. Do a Web search, use the principal travel search engines, and be sure to look into travel benefits offered by any of the organizations (AAA, AARP, etc.) to which you belong.
Train Spain has a high speed network linking all of the major cities, and local trains operating within the regions. For more information in English, visit the RENFE website. RENFE has some of the best high-speed trains in Europe. Reservations are required for both day and night, domestic and international trains traveling to and from Spain. Reservations can be requested within 60 days of your travel date for domestic trains, and up to 90 days prior on some international trains.
Bus Buses in Spain are comfortable and efficient. Although described as 'bus services,' the vehicles plying the routes are usually air-conditioned coaches. To the tourist, the Spanish bus system may seem a bit complex especially as there are many lines covering long distance journeys. However, because of their comfort, price and convenience -- for both short and longer trips -- buses are highly recommended. From the comfort of your home at any time, without dealing with any line-ups or "queues" at the ticket office, Andalucia.com. has put together a fairly comprehensive timetable of bus routes, with bus and coach services operated. Services for Algeciras, Cadiz, Jerez, La Linea, Rota, San Roque, Sevilla and Tarifa by different private bus companies, along with contact information, are posted. Olvera has its own bus terminal located close to the center of the city. Most bus and coach services operate from municipal bus terminals; some, however, use their own stations. On the Transportes Generales Comes bus service website, you can also find an easy-to-use service for purchasing bus tickets.